High Desert Outings
Join Us On a High Desert Adventure
The Sierra Club High Desert Committee traditionally hosts a variety of trips which include backpacks and basecamps, gorgeous day hikes, inspiring service projects, enlightening archeological, ecological, and historical tours and lots of desert adventure.
We sponsor a variety of trips partly because we enjoy visiting the desert, but we are also trying to expose new people to the wonders of the Great Basin and develop advocates who will help protect desert wildlands for the future.
“And, if there is a choice
Of a place to spend
Uncountable years to come,
I wish to be left to the desert's peace
And the warmth of the desert’s sun”
“For I know the soul
That I once possessed
Turned loose on a sagebrush sea,
Would hug spooky knees to a spectral chest
In ghostly ecstasy.”
—Author unknown, found on a homestead cabin door
Join us for a season of great trips to the beautiful high desert wildlands of southeast Oregon. Explore this wonderful country and learn about the conservation issues involved in the work for permanent protection of our public lands.
Experience these outstanding areas on day hikes or backpacking. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, food, camping gear, and encouraged to help with camp chores. Pre-registration is required.
- Hiking in these remote areas may be over rugged rocky terrain and include stream crossings. All hikers are required to wear sturdy hiking boots.
- Passenger cars are often inadequate for exploring these rugged high desert areas. Be sure to check with your trip leader about road conditions.
- Trip leaders are trained in outdoor leadership and wilderness first-aid.
Upcoming Outings 2012
If you would like additional or updated information about outings and events, you may sign up to be on the HDC email alert list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to be placed on our email database. You will receive occasional action alerts as well as notification of trips we lead. If you include your address as well, you will receive a mailing/alert from us a couple of times a year.